Wednesday, April 13, 2016

THIS NEW PROSE PIECE IS A STEAL...

THE THIEVING SHADOWS - A TRUE STORY...

Hello beasties!!

A short piece for our second post this week, inspired by a walk that Toby and I took near Kenwood House on Good Friday, 25th March 2016; I also include some photos that I took that day...

Next week, I'll be sharing two more posts - the first concerns some of the story-lines from the first season of KENSINGTON GORE and the second will either be another Shy Yeti sketch or a new prose piece...

Before we move on to today's peculiar little story - let me remind you of the date of my new Poetry Café show...































More soon...

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx

P.S. THE THIEVING SHADOWS was written between Sunday 27th and Wednesday 30th March 2016.

THE THIEVING SHADOWS

She'd had a busy morning...
Picking pockets down in Camden Town and later up in Hampstead...
Off down that busy side street near the station -
Where the junk shop spill their wares onto the street...
There are always loads of people along there going through the trinkets; not paying attention to anyone around them...
She'd picked five wallets and a couple of purses...
After that she'd nipped up on the tube to Golders Green -
Had caught the bus from there up to Kenwood House...
Goodness, it was busy; she hadn't even looked at her prizes yet...
It was a sunny Good Friday bank holiday and the tourists were out...
Tourists and locals with Waitrose carrier bags containing their picnics -
With the distraction of children and heavy hand-bags...
Bags full of tissues, mints, credit cards and loose change...
She'd been greedy earlier and now had a rucksack full of spoils...
It was time to take a break before getting the bus home...
Time to eat a home-made sandwich made from stolen cheddar -
And to look through some of what she had taken;
Then to jettison some of the useless stuff;
There was no point in carrying all that back with her...
She found a dry spot of earth and laid back against a tree -
The afternoon sun-light streamed down around her through the branches...
She threw a grape to the crows and watched them fight...
As she picked through all the stuff that she'd stolen...
Keeping the money - the watch - anything valuable that she could pawn...
She'd have to be quick to use any cards before they were cancelled;
Never a flicker of conscience...
She'd lived too long this way to have doubts about her actions!
As her fingers picked through the wallets -
She did not notice the shadows of the branches growing longer...
They grew curious - keen to see what was there and what was going on...
They too began to pick through her bag...
Every time her back was turned they took a trinket,
Goodness knows what they would do with the money...
Buy themselves leaves to cover their current nakedness!?
It was spring, but their leaves were yet to unfurl...
They had very little interest in credit cards...
But mulch and manure - flesh and bones...
Now that was the ultimate harvest; that would help them grow stronger...
Eventually she emptied out the rucksack;
Surprised to find less inside than she recalled having taken...
She noted a pile of purses in the crook of the tree that she hadn't seen...
Shaking her head she reasoned that she was just over-tired...
She needed her sleep, that was for sure...
Time to go - to pack up what she meant to keep and get rid of the rest...
There was a noise close by - like something scuttling...
A squirrel, maybe? A squirrel having clambered inside the rucksack...
Gingerly, she picked up the bag - it was certainly felt a lot heavier -
And yet peering in all she could see was a swirling darkness...
It almost seemed to be watching her...
It almost seemed to be reaching up as if to throttle her...
One villain meeting another...
A thief come to steal from her whatever life was left inside...

All contents of this post are Copyright, Paul Chandler, 2016.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

KENSINGTON GORE - COMING SOON!

KENSINGTON GORE - THE CHARACTERS...

Hello beasties!

This week - in the first of two posts - it's time to look at another of my projects that is almost ready to  release. It's the third project that I have completed and published, so far, in 2016 - although I've been working on it for nearly 18 months. Each of these projects is its own little world and hopefully one of them will appeal to you, dear reader.

This post we are looking at the characters that feature in this newest projects, KENSINGTON GORE... As with HOT STUFF!! it is a script novel - the first of a series, although it is possible to read it in its own right without knowing any of the recurring characters, some of whom also appeared in my BEAST OF FRIENDS series which reached its conclusion last year.

I'm excited to announce that this new project will be released on Sunday 1st May 2016...

KENSINGTON GORE - SEASON 1...




Here we present the names of those involved in the events that feature during the following scripts:

Warren Helix

Warren comes from a very weird family – whilst he himself is pretty normal fellow! He will also be familiar to those readers who followed THE BEAST OF FRIENDS series.

Katrina Hortensia

Katrina is a white witch – although in the past she was quite the hell-raiser… She will also be familiar to those readers who followed THE BEAST OF FRIENDS series.

Lucy Stammers

Lucy is the third member of the team – a level-headed tough nut in her mid-20s. She appeared in the forth and final season of THE BEAST OF FRIENDS and also began dating Colin just before his untimely death.

Sir Eddie Eden

The mysterious man from the Ministry – also Warren, Lucy and Katrina’s boss.

Ashley Helix

Warren’s mother – she can be a menace at times, but has a great deal of influence…

Pat and Michael Jenkins

New tenants who have moved into The Gore with their sinister, ghostly children…

Copernicus Smith

A ghost and also a friend of the team – he is quite an admirer of Warren’s…

Jack Archer

Turns up working in the area with his eye firmly on Lucy – he has a lot of secrets...

Dr Matt Simmons

A doctor friend of Katrina’s who is called in to help with her vampire cow collection...

P.J.

A telepathic friend of Lucy’s who works in the local bar – The Disgruntled Yak. He only makes a brief appearance during season one - but will return in later seasons...

Lombardo Braithwaite

A gentleman who is very much interested in getting his hands on the vampire cows.

Adrianna

A mysterious tenant of The Gore flats who will play a big part in the 2nd season...

Next time we'll be looking at aspects of the actual plot of this first season of KENSINGTON GORE - without giving away too many spoilers...
 

Before we go I'd like to remind you about A YETI WAY OF THINKING, that was published a couple of weeks ago. It's been selling well, so I'd like to thank everyone who's bought it so far for supporting me and also to THE BEARGRRIAN GAZETTE for making it their book of the week for the third week in a row.































A YETI WAY OF THINKING contains over 80 new poems, stories and vignettes by Paul Chandler, a.k.a. Shy Yeti, written between Autumn 2012 and Summer 2014. They include: ARE THEY AWARE I’M A WEREWOLF?, GIN GOBLINS, INFAMY AND CURRANT BUNS, I USED TO BE A TEN, MYSTERY HEN, ONION MAN, PICCADILLY IS A RUBBISH CIRCUS, TWO VAMPIRE HUNTING YETI, YOU’LL DO and many more…

Pbk: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/a-yeti-way-of-thinking/18213326 £8.99

Hbk: http://www.lulu.com/content/hardcover-book/a-yeti-way-of-thinking/18214369 £14.99

I hope you enjoy the new book!

That's about it for this time - I'll be back with something new on Wednesday - so check back then, please, if you have time as I have a new prose piece for you... It's slightly sinister too!! 

More soon!

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx

This post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016.

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